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  • SEA Center Fielder #44
    Julio Rodríguez (quad) has returned to the lineup for Tuesday’s game against the Padres.
    Rodríguez is back in center field and batting cleanup for Tuesday’s series opener in San Diego after a one-game absence over the weekend due to a right quad injury. An MRI came back clean for any structural damage and it doesn’t seem like he’s going to need any additional time off. The hope here for fantasy managers is that he’ll benefit from some extra time off during next week’s All-Star break and come back ready to roll in the second half.
  • OAK Relief Pitcher #63
    Hogan Harris scattered seven hits over 6 2/3 innings in the Astros’ 4-0 shutout of the A’s on Monday.
    Austin Adams, Lucas Erceg and Mason Miller finished the shutout. It went as Harris’s second win in nine starts this season. He has a 2.98 ERA, but his 42/25 K/BB ration in 54 1/3 innings isn’t very impressive. Fantasy leaguers should leave him in the free agent pool.
  • HOU Starting Pitcher #41
    Spencer Arrighetti allowed four runs over six innings Monday in a loss to the A’s.
    It’s usually walks that get Arrighetti into trouble, but the A’s found him pretty hittable tonight, collecting seven hits with a 92.4-mph average exit velocity and only three strikeouts. Arrighetti typically misses enough bats to provide reason for optimism, but it’d be hard to argue against a demotion at this point, what with him sporting a 4-8 record and a 5.65 ERA after 18 starts.
  • OAK Third Baseman #77
    Brett Harris went 0-for-3 against the Astros on Monday, leaving him in a 4-for-30 slump.
    Harris has hit just .160/.286//287 in 112 plate appearances and might not be long for Oakland’s roster, particularly now that Abraham Toro is back. Darell Hernaiz is on a rehab assignment and could be activated as his replacement soon.
  • SEA First Baseman #23
    Ty France cleaned out his locker after Monday’s game and was seen saying goodbye to Mariners teammates.
    It’s uncertain whether this means he’s been claimed on waivers, but it looks like he’ll be removed from Seattle’s roster either way. Although he was eligible to play tonight, he didn’t make an appearance in the 3-1 loss to the Angels.
  • SEA Center Fielder #44
    Julio Rodríguez’s MRI detected only a mild ankle sprain, leaving him day-to-day.
    Manager Scott Servais said before Monday’s game that Rodríguez might play Tuesday, He didn’t reiterate that after the game tonight, but it doesn’t appear to be completely off the table.
  • SEA Shortstop #3
    J.P. Crawford will go on the injured list after suffering a hairline fracture of his pinkie when he was hit by a pitch Monday.
    Adding injury to insult. The Mariners will likely go back to Dylan Moore at shortstop with Crawford out. They could recall Ryan Bliss, even though he was just sent down prior to Monday’s game. Moore should offer some value in deeper mixed leagues while Crawford is out.
  • COL Shortstop #14
    Ezequiel Tovar went 3-for-7 and delivered the game-winning hit in the 12th as the Rockies edged the Red Sox 9-8 on Monday.
    Tovar also had a chance to win the game in the 11th, but he struck out then. He came through with two outs and the bases loaded in the 12th after the Rockies had previously tied the game on a Jake Cave single. The Red Sox might not have needed to face him then, but sometimes you just have to intentionally walk Jacob Stallings and Aaron Schunk in order to “improve your chances.”
  • COL Starting Pitcher #26
    Austin Gomber gave up four runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision Monday against the Red Sox.
    Gomber has enjoyed quite a bit of success at Coors Field this season, but he matched his season high there with four runs allowed tonight and failed to complete six innings for just the third time in nine home starts. He’ll pitch in San Francisco next time out.
  • BOS Starting Pitcher #89
    Tanner Houck yielded four runs and 10 hits in six innings Monday in a no-decision against the Rockies.
    Houck’s pitches didn’t move quite like he wanted them to at Coors Field, but he still adapted well after a four-run third inning and kept the Red Sox in the game despite giving up 10 hits and walking three. He’ll take on the Yankees next time out.
  • BOS Relief Pitcher #76
    In line for the win, Zack Kelly gave up a two-run homer to Sam Hilliard in the 10th inning Monday against the Rockies.
    With Boston’s top three relievers all absent, Kelly got the ball in a tie game in the ninth tonight. He pitched a scoreless inning then, but he failed to protect the lead after the Red Sox scored twice in the 10th. Hilliard’s homer made him the only one of seven batters to reach against Kelly, who has a nice 2.09 ERA in 38 2/3 innings this season. He could be a candidate for saves in the final two months if the Red Sox reverse course and opt to sell at the deadline.